Past Galas

For the past 11 years, The American Friends of the Phelophepa Train, a 501(c)(3) Organization has held annual galas in New York to help fund the work, and build global awareness for the Phelophepa Train. At these dinners, we honor business and social leaders, who share our goals, and generously support the cause. With their help, and the contributions of so many of you, we hope to continue our commitment to delivering the highest standard of health care, and improving the quality of life for rural people of South Africa.

2010 Gala CoverScenes from the 8th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 8th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 8th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 8th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 8th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Wednesday December 1, 2010
Grand Hyatt Hotel
New York City
Reception 6:30pm – Dinner 7:30pm


PROGRAM
Honored
Michael Boerner
Founder and CEO
Unity Media Group and Unity Medical Inc

Kevin M. Fickenscher, MD
Strategy, Development and Thought Leadership
Dell Healthcare Service


DINNER CHAIRMAN
Ian M. Cook
Chairman, CEO Colgate-Palmolive Company


HONORARY PATRON
Mrs Leah Tutu
Desmond Tutu


DINNER CO-CHAIRMAN
James E. Copland
Alistair T. Rock
Patrice A. Tanaka
Norman Pieters
Maureen McCully
Trixie E. Dorsett
John H. Mather
Eric Sisak
Isaac J. Harris
Colin Cowie
Jay Gavigan
Patricia Medina Talbert


HOST
Colin Cowie
Event designer, Author & TV Personality


Keynote Address
Alistar T. Rock
Deputy Chair AFPT


Special Presentation
Arabella Watters-Grubstein
Arabella Weston-Smith
Jason Veitch
Train of Hope documentary


Entertainment
Tsidii
Award winning vocalist, composer and actress

 

2008 Gala CoverScenes from the 7th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 7th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 7th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 7th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 7th Annual Phelophepa Gala

 

Thursday November 20, 2008
The Times Center
New York City
Reception 6:30pm – Dinner 7:30pm


PROGRAM
Honored
Desmond M. Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus

Steve Killelea
Founder and President Global Peace Index
Chairman and founder Integrated Research Ltd

Robert W. Lane
CEO and Chairman
Deere & Company


DINNER CHAIRMAN
Sharon L. Allen
Chairman of the Board, Deloitte LLP


HONORARY CHAIRMAN
Desmond Tutu
Archbishop-Emertius


HONORARY PATRON
Mrs Leah Tutu


SPECIAL MESSAGE
The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu


DINNER CO-CHAIRMAN
James E. Copland
Alistair T. Rock
Patrice A. Tanaka
Norman Pieters
Sharon L. Allen
Thomas J. Volpe
Colin Cowie
Abraham E. Cohen
Harriet Mouchly-Weiss


HOST
Steve Bartelstein
Co-Anchor CBS2


Keynote Address
Desmond M. Tutu
Special Presentation Tepper School of Business


Presentation of Awards
Whoopi Goldberg
Sharon Allen


Entertainment
Mane Kadang Dance Company
Karma Kyla Upshaw
Joyce Stovall and the New York Christian Cultural Centers Choir

 

2007 Gala CoverScenes from the 2007 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 7th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 7th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 7th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 7th Annual Phelophepa Gala

Thursday November 1, 2007
Gotham Hall
New York City
Reception 6:30pm – Dinner 7:30pm


PROGRAM
Honored
Geoffrey N. Bradfield
President, Geoffrey Bradfield Inc

Colin A.W. Cowie
President Colin Cowie Lifestyles

William E. Hickman
President, Free Market Global USA


DINNER CHAIRMAN
James E. Copeland
CEO Deloitte


HONORARY CHAIRMAN
Desmond Tutu
Archbishop-Emertius


HONORARY PATRON
Mrs Leah Tutu


SPECIAL MESSAGE
The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu


DINNER CO-CHAIRMAN
Charles Allem
Jeffrey & Margo Baker
Nate Berkus
Jason & Haley Binn
Abraham E. Cohen
Stacey Cohen
Ian M.Cook
James E. Copeland
Donna D’Cruz
Tom Silverman
Todd English
Stefani Greenfield
Amy Gross
The Honorable Jack F. Kemp
Andrea Kerzner
Naeem & Ranjana Khan
Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti
Marhte Nelson
Norman M. Pieters
Professor William Pietersen
Robert & Veronique Pittman
Erica Reid
Holly Robinson Peete
Alistar T. Rock
Malaak & Chris Rock
Prudence Solomon
Jerry Inzerillo
Patrice A. Tanaka
James S. Turley
Kevin Wendle


HOST
Lester Holt
Anchor NBC Nightly News
Co-host “Today” Weekend Edition


Remarks
James E. Copeland
Chairman Phelophepa Train


Presentation of Awards
Fikile Magubane
South African Consul General


Entertainment
BeBe Winans, Musical Producer and Grammy Award Winner
Joe Wilson
Chrisette Michele

2006 Gala CoverScenes from the 2006 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2006 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2006 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2006 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2006 Phelophepa Gala

 

Monday November 13, 2006
Grand Hyatt
New York City
Reception 6:30pm – Dinner 7:30pm


PROGRAMHonored:
Stanley M. Bergman
CEO & Chairman Henry Schein, Inc.

Dr Marion Bergman

Professor Meyer Feldberg
Senior Advisor Morgan Stanley
Former Dean of Columbia Business School

Anna T. Mokgokong
Executive Chairman Community Investment Holdings
South Africa


DINNER CHAIRMAN
James E. Copeland
CEO, Deloitte


HONORARY CHAIRMAN
Desmond Tutu
Archbishop-Emertius


HONORARY PATRON
Mrs Leah Tutu


INTERNATIONAL DINNER CHAIRMAN
DR Franz B. Humer
Chairman & CEO, Roche


DINNER CO-CHAIRMAN
Brain Burwell
William Pietersen
Patrice A. Tanaka
Brian Baskir
Norman M. Pieters
David Bell
Reuben Mark
James S. Turley
William G. Parrett
Stephen Hayes


HOST
Colin Cowie
Event designer, Author & TV Personality


Remarks
Ian Cook
President & CEO, Colgate Palmolive


Presentation of Awards
Mr Hugh Masekela
Ms Donna de Varona
Ambassador Barabara Masekela


Entertainment
Sduduzo Ka-Mbili and the Juxtapower Dancers
Ms. Tsidii Le Loka

 

2004 Gala CoverScenes from the 2004 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2004 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2004 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2004 Phelophepa Gala

 

December 2, 2004
Manhattan Center
New York City
Reception 6:30pm – Dinner 7:30pm


PROGRAMHonored:
Richard Wagoner Jr
CEO and Chairman, General Motors Corporation

Maureen Kempston Darkes
Group Vice President of Latin America, Africa & Mideast

Stephen Hayes
Executive Vice President,
President, The Corporate Council on Africa


DINNER CHAIRMAN
James E. Copeland
CEO, Deloitte


HONORARY CHAIRMAN
Desmond Tutu
Archbishop-Emertius


HONORARY PATRON
Mrs Leah Tutu


INTERNATIONAL DINNER CHAIRMAN
DR Franz B. Humer
Chairman & CEO, Roche


DINNER CO-CHAIRMAN
Brain Burwell
Abraham E. Cohen
Arthur F. Golden
Reuben Mark
James S. Turley
W Frank Fountain
Karen Katen
Arthur D. Levinson
William G. Parrett
Patricia Copeland


HOST
Maurice Dubois
CBS 2 News Anchor


Remarks
Barabara Masekela
Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa To the USA


Presentation of Awards
Dr Lillian Cingo, Phelophepa Train Manager
Maureen Kempston Drake
Stephen Hayes


Entertainment
The Dimpho Di Kopane
Lyric Theatre Company of South Africa
“An African Experience”
Musical Director and Conductor
CHARLES HAZELWOOD

 

2003 Gala CoverScenes from the 2003 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2003 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2003 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2003 Phelophepa Gala

Scenes from the 2003 Phelophepa Gala

 

Thursday December 11, 2003
Capitale
New York City
Reception 6:30pm – Dinner 7:30pm


PROGRAM
Honored:
James E. Copeland Jr
Former CEO Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu

Devall L. Patrick
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
The Coca-Cola Company

Alexander B. Cummings Jr
Executive vice president, The Coca-Cola Company


DINNER CHAIRMAN
Desmond Tutu
Archbishop-Emertius


HONORARY PATRON
Mrs Leah Tutu


INTERNATIONAL DINNER CHAIRMAN
DR Franz B. Humer
Chairman & CEO, Roche


DINNER CO-CHAIRMAN
Brain Burwell, Managing Partner, Marakon Associates
William G. Parrett, CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Patrice A. Tanaka, President Tanake & Co


HOST
C. Payne Lucas, President Emeritus of Africare


Remarks
Honorable Jeff Radebe, Minister of Public Enterprise RSA


Presentation of Awards
Arthur F. Golden, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardell
Her Excellency Barbara Masekela, SA Ambassador to USA
Mrs Hilda Ndude, Chairperson of the Transnet Foundation
Blum Khan, CEO, Metropolitan Health Group
James S. Turley, Chairman Ernst & Young
Peter Matlare, Group Chief Executive SABC
James S. Turley, Chairman & CEO Ernst & Young
Reuben Mark, Chairman & CEO Colgate Palmolive Company
Sanford I. Well, Chairman Citigroup

 

2002 Gala Cover Wednesday May 22, 2002
The Grand Hyatt Hotel
New York City
Reception 6:30pm – Dinner 7:30pm


PROGRAM
Honored:
Franz B. Humer
CEO and Chairman of Roche Holding Ltd

Leah Tutu
Board member Phelophepa Train


DINNER CHAIRMAN
Reuben Mark
Chairman and CEO Colgate Palmolive Company


DINNER CO-CHAIRMAN
George B. Abercrombie, President and CEO Hoffmann-La Roche Inc
James E. Copland Jr, CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Arthur F. Golden, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardell
Brian Burwell, Managing Partner Marakon Associates
Blum Khan, CEO, Metropolitan Health Group
Richard D. Parsons, CEO, Metropolitan Health Group
James S. Turley, Chairman Ernst & Young
Sanford I. Well, Chairman and CEO Citigroup Inc